Jose Antonio Jarvis, born 11/22/1901, the offspring of a minister of the African Methodist Church, Joseph W. Jarvis & Mercedes Duvergee, a Roman Catholic St. Thomian. Brought up by Ms Mary Hughustein, whom Jarvis referred to as his Godmother, he grew up on Gamble Gade in Savan.
Page 121 of Profiles of outstanding Virgin Islanders (1992); first page of biography of J. Antonio Jarvis. ~ JARVIS, J. ANTONIO, Nov. 22, 1901 - July 21, 1963. Jose Antonio Jarvis was the offspring of a minister of the African Methodist Church, Joseph W. Jarvis and Mercedes Duvergee, a Roman Catholic St. Thomian. He was brought up by Miss Mary Hughustein, whom Jarvis referred to as his godmother, in a house on Gamble Gade in Savan. Young Antonio attended the Catholic School.
4/7/1921-1/2/1978 ~ The Honorable Cyril Emmanuel King was inaugurated the 2nd elected Governor of the US Virgin Islands on 1/6/1975. Born on St. Croix, Gov. King attended St. Ann's Catholic School at Barren Spot & graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in Christiansted. Prior to his Honorable Discharge from the US Army, he served a 20-month tour of duty in Hawaii during World War II.
9/28/1911-7/25/1992 ~ Librarian & researcher, Ms Enid Maria Baa was born in St. Thomas 6 years before the US bought the Virgin Islands from Denmark. A remarkable student & formidable scholar, Ms Baa did extensive research in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Danish, & English. She devoted her energies to the proliferation of information & education re: the conservation, culture, history, & welfare of the lives of Virgin Islanders & neighboring Caribbean islands & countries.
John Davis Merwin, the son of Miles and Marguerite L Merwin (nee Fleming), was born on St. Croix 9/26/1921. Spending his early childhood on St. Croix, he attended the Antigua Grammar School from which he graduated in 1937.
Alton A. Adams, musician, journalist, organizer, proprietor, was born on St. Thomas 11/4/1889. He received his education from the schools of the day, namely: Moravian School; Mrs. Vialet School; and was fortunate to have been a student of pioneers of the local system. As was the custom of the period, Mr. Adams continued studies by correspondence courses.
The Virgin Islands were given an extra touch of beauty on 11/11/1950 when Cherri Creque was born to her parents, James and Lavida (nee Blyden) Creque. At the early age of 3 Cherri started school, beccoming a member of the National Honor Society during her sophomore year at Sts. Peter and Paul High School.
Maud Virginia Brouwer Proudfoot - Born in Colon, Panama, as 1st-born to Emma Blake & John Brouwer, Ms Proudfoot came to the VI as a very young child. Married in 3/1918 to Leslie Proudfoot, she started her career of public service in the 1920's with the American Red Cross, where she began her life of social work. Appointed by Gov. Paul M. Pearson 7/1/1933 as the 1st & only worker in the newly established Dept. of Social Welfare, she served in various capacities until she retired in 1963.
2/22/1909-7/23/2002 ~ Ariel Melchior Sr., the son of Victoria Rogers and Ephraim Melchoir, demonstrated leadership qualities from the beginning: hard working, thrifty, and dedicated. One of Ms Edith Williams' brightest students, he attended the Moravian Day School in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Interestingly, years later The Daily News of the Virgin Islands, which he & J. Antonio Jarvis co-founded on 8/1/1930, was located in the building that once housed the school.